UPDATE: Coroner identifies double-murder suspect who shot himself to death

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Suspect in double murder in Michigan shoots himself to death in Super 8 room in Richmond after being surrounded by police 11-20-17

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Madison County coroner identified a man wanted in connection to a double-murder in Detroit who killed himself after a brief standoff with police in Richmond Monday afternoon.

The coroner says 34-year-old Calvin Chappel, of Detroit, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Authorities in Michigan contacted law enforcement in Richmond after receiving information that Chappel was believed to be in a Super 8 Hotel on North Keeneland Drive.

A search led investigators to a vehicle in the hotel’s parking lot around 2:00 p.m.

After verifying it was the suspect’s vehicle, investigators say they learned Chappel was in a room on the second floor.

As a precaution, guests on the floor were evacuated followed by a heavy law enforcement presence outside the hotel and room.

State Police and Richmond Police contacted Chappel in a room at which time investigators say they heard a single gunshot.

When law enforcement officers entered the room, they say they found Chappel dead.

Media reports out of Detroit say Chappel was a corrections officer at a facility in Michigan.

 

 

*Note:  The photo from the scene that accompanies this story is courtesy of The Richmond Register.